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    New Bass Day/New to Forum

    Hey everyone,

    New to this forum, new to playing bass (I've played guitar most of my life) and I just bought a used EBMM Stingray 4H on eBay. It's a 2000 year model and appears to be somewhat of an uncommon color in Black Sparkle - not my first choice, but I think I did pretty well on the price at $767.00. The serial number on the neck plate checks out, although I don't see a lot of Stingrays in this finish color on the internet. It hasn't arrived yet, but I'm pretty excited to get my hands on it.

    I've owned inexpensive basses in the past (mostly for home recording) and still have an MIJ Carlo Robelli bass that I doctored into a pretty decent sounding PJ bass. About 3 months ago, I started playing bass to jam with my son who's becoming a really good drummer and is a huge RHCP fan. Turns out playing bass is way more fun than I remembered and I decided to pull the trigger on a good bass.

    I played a new Stingray Classic in a Guitar Center recently and fell in love with the neck and the active EQ. Slap and pop for Flea style riffs are effortless. Hoping the bass I have coming will be pretty similar.

    Looking for any thoughts on what I can expect from a Stingray from this year/period. Anything I should know or be concerned about? Also, is there someplace I can look up what the build codes mean? The online serial number tool shows a build code of "110 24 11 01 CS CR".

    Thanks!

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    I had a black sparkle Stingray from around that timeframe and it was glorious! Had a matching Sterling, too.


    Many, many basses ago......that black sparkle Stingray was a good one, though.

    Jack

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    Black sparkle
    Not long got my hands on a SR4HH and a Bongo 4H, both in Sapphire Black and totally by coincidence.
    Put some photos up when you get it !

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoBassPlaye View Post

    Looking for any thoughts on what I can expect from a Stingray from this year/period. Anything I should know or be concerned about? Also, is there someplace I can look up what the build codes mean? The online serial number tool shows a build code of "110 24 11 01 CS CR".

    Thanks!
    Hi there, welcome to the forums. The build codes are really for internal purposes, but in your case the build code reads 110: Stingray 3EQ, 24: Black Sparkle, 11: Maple neck with matching headstock, 01: Black pickguard CS: Case, CR: Chrome hardware.

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    Thanks!!! Appreciate the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny-79 View Post
    .............
    Put some photos up when you get it !
    Polite hint:

    Around here, that's not simply a
    "friendly request". It's The Law !

    Welcome aboard !
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    My Stingray arrived today. The neck is everything I’d hoped for, it growls, purrs and punches perfectly, and the black sparkle finish shines like justice. The ultimate slap machine. I’m completely smitten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoBassPlaye View Post
    My Stingray arrived today. The neck is everything I’d hoped for, it growls, purrs and punches perfectly, and the black sparkle finish shines like justice. The ultimate slap machine. I’m completely smitten.
    That looks amazing!
    Enjoy it !

    StingRay 4HH. SapphireBlack.2006
    StingRay 4H. Buttercreme. 2005
    StingRay 4H. ”SunBlue”. 2005
    Bongo 4H. Sapphire Black. 2005
    GENZ-BENZ & ORANGE amps...

    https://www.facebook.com/DanSmithBassist/

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoBassPlaye View Post
    My Stingray arrived today. The neck is everything I’d hoped for, it growls, purrs and punches perfectly, and the black sparkle finish shines like justice. The ultimate slap machine. I’m completely smitten.
    K@@L Congrats on your Bass and welcome to the Forum.

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    Beautiful what a steal !
    Tans red maple SR5H
    Honeyburst fretless SR5Hp
    Lava Pearl Bongo5HH
    Mesa WA Scout
    Kustom 200K

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem View Post
    Polite hint:

    Around here, that's not simply a
    "friendly request". It's The Law !

    Welcome aboard !
    You are now fully legal :-)

    Beautiful ax you stole ...


    Keep the neck and FB
    from going too dry, as
    maple gets annoying
    fret sprouting if it gets
    too dry. OTOH some of
    my used ones already
    sprouted before I had
    them, and it wasn't too
    hard to file the sprouts
    to where they weren't
    a problem. Good news
    is it seem to be a once
    per lifetime thing. IOW
    it hasn't recurred.
    S.U.B. SL4 - SR4p FL [x3] - SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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